Amethyst Beads

Amethyst beads are made of a mineral scientifically known as silicon oxide quartz. Amethyst is abundant in comparison with other gemstones of equal beauty. That fact is what makes it affordable.

The origin of the name amethyst is Greek, meaning "not drunken." There is a mythical story about Dionysus, the god of intoxication, which created the association between amethyst and wine.

Amethyst gemstone beads come in opaque to transparent light lavender to deep purple. The depth of color in amethyst is indicative of its age, the older being darker in color. Amethyst usually has some milky inclusions. Light amethyst is also called "Rose de France." Cape amethyst is a translucent, rather than transparent, milky light lavender amethyst. Ametrine is part amethyst and part citrine. Heat or radiation, whether natural or created by man, causes the amethyst to transform into citrine.

common treatments: often laser or heat treated (Heat treatment results in ametrine or citrine.)
special care: Avoid prolonged exposure to strong heat or light.
hardness: 7


Amethyst (light) Faceted Oval Beads
Amethyst (light) Faceted Oval - AYIV0001
These super delicious light amethyst faceted oval beads are made of top quality stone. They are top third side drilled. They vary in size a little, but most are approximately 6mm x 8mm. Cut in India. (untreated) 1 bead per package
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Amethyst (dark) Faceted Oval Beads
Amethyst (medium light) Faceted Oval - AYPV0001
These rich purple faceted amethyst ovals are hard to resist. They are top third side drilled and measure approximately 6 x 8mm. (untreated) 1 bead per package
More Details+Price $2.50
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Amethyst (reconstituted) Round 4mm Beads
Amethyst (reconstituted) Round 4mm - AYPR0005
These reconstituted 4mm round amethyst beads don't play fair. They offer all the beauty and perfection of a gemstone for a mere pittance. Cut in China, the strands are approximately 15 inches long. (manmade) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $2.50
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Amethyst (reconstituted) Round 6mm Beads
Amethyst (reconstituted) Round 6mm - AYPR0004
Flawless, totally transparent, indistinguishable from natural, simply gorgeous reconstituted 6mm round amethyst beads are reasonable in price too. Manufactured in China, the strands are approximately 15 inches long. (manmade) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $3.00
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Amethyst (reconstituted) Round 8mm Beads
Amethyst (reconstituted) Round 8mm - AYPR0003
Perfection in color and form is offered by these reconstituted 8mm round amethyst beads. Cut in China, the strands are approximately 15 inches long. (manmade) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $3.50
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Amethyst 8mm Faceted Roundels - AYPU0004
OK, we know these grade AA amethyst beads are a splurge, but the quality and color is worth it. You're worth it. Strands are approximately 15 inches. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Dark Amethyst Chips
Amethyst Chips - AYPA0001
You simply can't find a better bargain than this. These dark amethyst chips offer all the beauty of a colorful gemstone at a fraction of the price, and the strands are long too! Strands are approximately 34 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $2.45
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Amethyst Chips Tumbled - AYPA0002
Do you avoid chips because they are scratchy? These amethyst chips are well tumbled and smooth, and the strands are long too! Strands are approximately 34 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $4.28
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Amethyst Dog Teeth - AYPZ0002
No bite worries with these well tumbled amethyst dog teeth. They vary in size approximately 5mm x 15mm through 5mm x 25mm and strands are approximately 15 inches. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $3.84
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Amethyst Briolette (dark)
Amethyst Faceted Briolette (dark) - AYPD0002
Faceted dark amethyst briolettes measure approximately 7mm-8mm in width. Dark amethyst is older than light amethyst. Hand cut in India. (untreated) 1 bead per package
More Details+Price $7.25
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Amethyst Faceted Cubes - AYPM0002
Dark amethyst 8mm faceted cubes are a truly gorgeous way to display the beauty of this stone. Cut in India. (untreated) 1 bead per package
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Amethyst Round 4mm Beads
Amethyst Round 4mm - AYPR0008
These 4mm grade A dark amethyst round beads are pure eye candy. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $17.65
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Amethyst Round 8mm Beads
Amethyst Round 8mm - AYPR0007
Luscious, grade A dark amethyst 8mm beads of natural top quality stone are truly an indulgence, but then you know your work is worth it, so go ahead, you know you will love them. Each strand is approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $26.00
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Ametrine Faceted 9.5mm Roundels
Ametrine Faceted 9.5mm Roundels - ANKU0002
Here's a mystery. How can one gem become two? Ametrine is a little amethyst and a little citrine at the same time. Intriguing, isn't it? These 9.5mm laser faceted ametrine beads are transparent and free of those nasty white inclusions. (heat treated) 1 bead per package
More Details+Price $7.05
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Ametrine Nugget - ANKK0001
Amethyst and citrine are combined in these 8mm x 12mm nuggets. Strands are approximately 15 inches. Cut in China. (heat treated) 1 strand per package
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Cape Amethyst Briolette Beads
Cape Amethyst Briolette - AYID0001
Delicate lavender cape amethyst 5mm x 11mm briolette drops are a feminine pastel (almost clear) in a refined shape. Manufactured in China, the strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Cape Amethyst Chips
Cape Amethyst Chips - AYIA0003
As gentle as a soft plush toy, these lavender (almost clear) cape amethyst chips are a beautiful translucent accent. Cut in China. Strands are approximately 15 inches. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $1.64
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Cape Amethyst Faceted Round 6mm Beads
Cape Amethyst Faceted Round 6mm - AYIR0007
Perfectly faceted 6mm cape amethyst beads offer exceptional beauty with their translucent pale (almost clear) pastel orchid color. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $9.75
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Cape Amethyst Faceted Round 8mm Beads
Cape Amethyst Faceted Round 8mm - AYIR0006
Just a touch of sparkle is provided by the facets of these translucent pale pastel orchid (almost clear) cape amethyst 8mm round beads. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Cape Amethyst Faceted Wheels 8mm
Cape Amethyst Faceted Wheels 8mm - AYIU0004
These 8mm faceted cape amethyst wheels provide a delicate pastel (almost clear) lavender. Cut in China, the strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Cape Amethyst Round 8mm Beads
Cape Amethyst Round 8mm - AYIR0004
Translucent pastel orchid (almost clear) cape amethyst 8mm round beads are a jewel to be desired at first sight - simply gorgeous. Cut in China, the strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $6.50
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Light Amethyst Faceted Onion Briolette - AYID0003
Our lovely light amethyst onion shaped faceted briolettes measure approximately 8mm in diameter x 8mm tall. They do vary in size somewhat, so don't hold us to this size as an exact one. Cut in India. (untreated) 1 bead per package
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